SW scores big with grant

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Robert and Frances Chaney Family Foundation has awarded the Southwest R-V Booster Club with an $8,000 grant to provide funding for a scoreboard at the high school baseball field. On Tuesday, Frances Chaney and two of her daughters, Robin Whitzel and Sue Krammer, travelled to Washburn from California and Oregon to personally deliver the check to school officials. Standing, from left, are: Jeannie Young; Yolanda Southwest Booster Club treasurer; Chris Kennedy, Southwest High School athletic director and baseball coach; Whitzel; Krammer; Chaney; Doug Lawyer, Southwest superintendent; and Kati Rose, grantwriter. Several members of the Southwest baseball team also were in attendance at the check presentation. "We have been very blessed and it is rewarding to be able to pass it on," said Chaney. "It's given us a blessing to be able to do this." The mission of the Robert and Frances Chaney Family Foundation is to reach out to organizations in specified communities to build a better future by granting funds for educational purposes, human services, charitable and faith-based groups and other purposes focusing on benefiting children, families and public safety.

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